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June 10, 2014REBELUTION'S COUNT ME IN IN STORES NOW
"Rebelution just released Count Me In! The album was released on Rebelution’s own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Go to rebelutionmusic.com to find places to buy the record. As of today, the album has ranked as high as #3 overall in Itunes!
Check out all of the positive feedback Count Me In has received thus far:
"Listening to ‘Count Me In’ is an invigorating, mystical mountain-top experience. The music is bright, airy, clear and brilliant." — Rustzine
"Rebelution cultivates a sun splashy sound that owes a lot to the pop-reggae efforts of Black Uhuru and Third World. ‘Count Me In’ is an easy-on-the-ears confection…with seamless and slick dancehall-style grooves." — Relix
"Rebelution’s ‘De-Stressed’…the thing is more than just a bouncy tune with horns and a funky organ line. It’s a mantra." — Fox Sports
"What really makes ‘Count Me In’ such a great album is the complex personalities that make up the band. Rebelution is all about a united band of brothers that have been earning it for years. They’re at the top of their game and they are able to climb the loftiest peaks and make it all look easy. They succeed in crafting original music that’s both totally contemporary and classic at the same time. Very Highly Recommended." — Rustzine " More info »
March 20, 2014REBELUTION RELEASES ALBUM WITH EASY STAR
"Rebelution will come out with Count Me In, their fourth full-length release, on June 10. The album will be released on Rebelution’s own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Fans can get a taste of the new music by going to www.rebelutionmusic.com for a free download of the track, “De-Stress.”
Count Me In was produced by the SoCal-based Rebelution (Rachmany, Rory Carey/keyboards, Marley D. Williams/bass, and Wesley Finley/drums), and recorded in Miami and Burbank, CA between September and December of last year. The album features special guest appearances by dancehall singer Collie Buddz (on the track “Hate To Be The One”) and legendary roots reggae vocalist Don Carlos (on “Roots Reggae Music”). Buddz has toured with Rebelution, and Carlos has been an enormous vocal influence on Rachmany, so these are both special pairings for the band.
Rebelution chose the album’s title as each member is a strong believer in the sense of community and collaboration. “Over the past ten years as an independent band,” Rachmany explained, “We have felt a strong connection to the many people who have been incredibly supportive, and could not be more thankful to be a part of such a like-minded, positive and inspiring community.”
While the music and lyrical content varies on Count Me In, the album’s 11 tracks provide positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life. “A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success,” added Rachmany. “This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us - these are the true measures of success.” " More info »
March 06, 2014DUB SIDE RE-RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER, TOUR IN SPRING
"In September 2014, Easy Star All-Stars we will release a special anniversary edition of the classic album, Dub Side Of The Moon, with new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks, including a new version of the song “Breathe” featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars.
The band also hits the road for the Dub Side Of The Moon Anniversary Tour performing the album live in its entirety alongside classic material from the band’s career including original songs and tracks from the other tribute albums. Select shows will also include new animated visuals that were debuted at live shows in November 2013.
The tour features a number of great pairings as well, including five co-headlining shows with John Brown’s Body (including the third teaming up for 4/20 weekend at Brooklyn Bowl), two shows with Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, and four shows with Rochester’s celebrated Thunder Body. Longtime collaborator Cas Haley brings his band, Big Hope along to open all of the dates on the Southeastern section of the run. The band also makes its first appearance during JazzFest in New Orleans with a show at Howlin’ Wolf along with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk.
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February 14, 2014HELP GET THE GREEN FEATURED ON HAWAII 5-0!
"The Green is up against three other bands to get their music on the next "fan-built" episode of Hawaii 5-0. The other bands are The Black Keys, Switchfoot, and Johnyswim. You can help them out by clicking here to vote for them. Voting starts today and you can vote as many times as you want! Let's make this a big win for our boys! " More info »
February 14, 2014ESA / JBB TEAM UP FOR SHOWS IN APRIL
"Two of Easy Star's longest tenured bands are teaming up for four shows in the Great Lakes region, on a mini-tour the bands are calling Reggae Front 2014. This will mark the bands' first shows together outside of New York City since a 2009 run in England and an earlier run together on the West Coast. For the All-Stars, these shows will continue their celebration of the 11th anniversary of Dub Side of the Moon, with full plays at each show. The four cities lucky enough to score these shows are Madison, WI; Chicago; Cleveland; and Toronto. " More info »
October 22, 2014CAS HALEY ANNOUNCES
NEW ALBUM CAMPAIGN
Easy Star artist Cas Haley has recently announced that he is running a campaign through P… More »
October 21, 2014GIANT PANDA #1
ON REGGAE CHARTS
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August 27, 2014NEW ALBUM FROM
8-piece funky reggae outfit Backbeat Soundsystem will have their first full-length album, TOGETH… More »
August 12, 2014GIANT PANDA'S ALBUM
July 15, 2014THE GREEN'S SOMETHING
June 10, 2014REBELUTION'S COUNT ME
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